Finally got around to posting some items on the SL Exchange site. SL Exchange is an external Website that allows people to search your Second Life items that are for sale. So I’ve got a Japanese tea house and some furniture for sale through SLex. The tea house goes for 500 lindens which is about $2 US. And the Funiture goes for half that. So what am I really selling? If you are in SL, You know that in reality they are nothing more than bits that render as pixels that are little cartoon objects within the game world. But What I’m really selling is my time and skill to create those objects. I’ve created quite a few objects and sold them for fairly high prices by SL standads. My custom Formula SL race cars go for 10,000 Lindens ( about $30) a lot in SL terms but figure I probably put in 50 hours mopdeling the car and then another 5 hours in each custom texture and it boils out to pennies an hour. Same way with my DJ gigs in SL I make on average 1500 Lindens for a two hour set, and I put in anothe half hour preparing my set, So that boils out to about $2 an hour.
Don’t get me wrong I’m doing well in Second Life terms, I manage to make enough that (unlike most) I don’t have to pay to play the game.
But what confuses me is that in Second Life, My avatar VJ Shojo is a quite successful entrepreneur but none of that seems to spill over to RL(Real Life).